Green Spaces

SouthWestRaleigh is rich in greenspace. The Capital Area Greenway Trail System crosses the city and connects parks and trails in a network of nature. Beaver Dam, the Centennial Bikeway Connector, and Reedy Creek are some of the trails local to SouthWestRaleigh.

Area parks run the gamut from small pocket parks to community parks such as Lake Johnson, Fred Fletcher, Pullen, and Jaycee, to the new 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park.

To see many native plant species and participate in garden activities, the JC Raulston Arboretum is well worth a visit.

Jul
23
Sun
6:00 pm Sunday in the Park Concert Serie... @ Fred Fletcher Park
Sunday in the Park Concert Serie... @ Fred Fletcher Park
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday in the Park Concert Series - Fletcher Park @ Fred Fletcher Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
This summer you can enjoy a “Sunday in the Park” concert series in two of Raleigh’s most delightful parks! Dorothea Dix Park and Fred Fletcher Park are partnering to offer a music series presenting a[...]
Jul
25
Tue
6:00 pm Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chil... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chil... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chill on the Hill! @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Escape your busy workweek and have some fun at Harvey Hill! We’ll bring some lawn games and food trucks, while you bring your friends! Play games, picnic, enjoy the view. Bring your own lawn games[...]
7:00 pm Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Just Make Something! @ Imurj | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Just Make Something! is a relaxing community get together that takes place leading up to and during Tuesday evening performances. Gather around the round table of art supplies, crafts, and art scraps to make zero-stakes art[...]
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Jul
26
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Jul 26 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]